SLMC high command sacks three parliamentarians

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 May 2004, 17:29 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) High Command Sunday evening expelled four of its leading members including three dissident parliamentarians Messrs Risard Badiudin, Najeeb Abdul Majeed and Hussain Baila from the ordinary membership of the party with immediate effect for working against party policies and its leadership, SLMC in a press release said.

Abdul Majeed
One of the sacked SLMC parlimentarian, Abdul Majeed
SLMC leader Mr.Rauff Hakim did not attend Sunday’s high command meeting, which unanimously decided to sack the four dissidents including three MPs, press release said.

The fourth member expelled is Mr.M.Inamullah who is a member of the party high command, press release added. Mr. Hussain Baila is one of the national list parliamentarians of the SLMC. Mr. Risard Badiudin was elected in the April 2nd poll from the Vanni electoral district and Mr. Najeeb Abdul Majeed from the electoral district, sources said.

The SLMC party high command Sunday afternoon met at Colombo Taj Samudra Hotel and considered the letter sent by dissident parliamentarians seeking two weeks’ time to send in their explanation why they should not be expelled with documentary proof, sources said.

The SLMC high command requested the dissident parliamentarians and another high-ranking member to attend Sunday high command meeting. The four failed to attend the meeting.

SLMC sources said that the party high command would take further action to unseat Mr. Risard Badiudin, Mr. Najeeb Abdul Majeed and Mr. Hussain Baila from Sri Lanka parliament.

Mr. Najeeb Abdul Majeed was not a member of the SLMC before the April 2nd poll. He was a senior member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and held Deputy Minister post in the then Peoples Alliance government.

He joined the SLMC due to a decision taken by the Kinniya Muslim Theologian Council that all Muslim politicians in the Trincomalee district should contest in the SLMC ticket irrespective of the party affiliations in order to capture more parliamentary seats in the four member Trincomalee electoral district. Hence the former UNP parliamentarian Mr.M.A.M.Maharoof and SLFP parliamentarian Mr. Najeeb Abdul Majeed contested in the SLMC ticket, sources said.

Mr. Najeeb Abdul Majeed is the son of the late Mr.M.N.Abdul Majeed who represented the Muttur electorate since 1960 July till 1977 in parliament in the SLFP ticket, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=12115